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Pair of stockings

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, made)
    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Knitted silk, embroidered

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On display at The Frick, Pittsburgh, USA []

Physical description

Pair of knitted pink silk stockings with dark green clock and gusset. The welt is finished with four thin bands of green and there are three gauge holes. One stocking has the welt finished in white, and the other in yellow and green.

They are shaped but not fashioned, and have a green gore let in at the ankle. Around this they are embroidered with an undulating floral trail with a triangular spot design surmounted by a formal flower above which is a crown.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, made)
France (possibly, made)


ca. 1750-1770 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Knitted silk, embroidered

Descriptive line

Pair of knitted silk stockings, possibly made in England or France, ca. 1750-1770




Footwear; Fashion; Women's clothes; Accessories; Textiles; Embroidery; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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